Panel formed to provide housing to homeless

The state government on Saturday formed a committee to provide housing to the homeless.

Following a meeting with freedom fighter H S Doreswamy, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah instructed Additional Chief Secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar and Development Commissioner D V Prasad to lead the committee. Officials of housing, forest, and rural development and panchayat raj departments will be part of the committee.

Reformed Naxalite and activist, Sirimane Nagaraj, urged the chief minister to instruct the officials not to evict farmers from forest land. "We have been protesting over the matter for the past 18 days near Gandhi Bhavan.

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